I often have pain in my stomach after I eats dinner. I feels like its just cause my stomach is weak, but my boyfriend feel like it might be more serious. Is there any way to find out if its serious or not? The pain is always different. Sometimes its nausea, sometimes its my liver, but its never my lower stomach though. So what can I do to prevent the pain from happening over again? I did used to drink, but I quit. Is there any foods that I can take in order to strengthen my health?
From the description, it appears that your abdominal pain could be due to gastritis. (since the âsymptoms increase with meals).
Gastritis occurs when the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed or swollen.â Gastritis can last for only ââa short time (acute gastritis), or linger for months to years (chronic gastritis).â
Gastritis pain occurs in the left upper portion of the abdomen and in the back. The pain seems to travel ââfrom the belly to the back. Other symptoms of gastritis include - Belching, Nausea and vomiting, ââBloating, Feeling of fullness or burning in the upper part of the belly. â
For the time being, you may need to avoid foods that are spicy and with high fat content. Avoid foods like - puddings, breads, bagels and pretzels are usually made with white flour and refined sugar â; âvegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, all kinds of beans and legumes, full fat milk, onions and green âpeas should be avoided. âCured meats and high fat meat products such as sausages, salami, ham, bacon, and Red meats like beef and lambâ should be reduced in consumption or avoided totally.
Juicy fruits such as pears, oranges, sweet limes, watermelons, cantaloupes etc help a lot to control the âsymptoms.
Treatment of your symptoms can be tried with over the counter antacids like Gelusil, tums, mylanta ââand acid reducing medications like omeprazole. â
If they do not help, then, stronger medications that protect the stomach's lining or lessen acid ââproduction in the stomach are available by prescription. You may consult your doctor for proper advice ââand treatment.â
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